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Condition of Anchors Unfit for Frigates, Extra Supplies With Pennock

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PublicationUnited States Office of Naval Records and Library [Dudley Knox]. Naval Documents Related to the Quasi-War between the United States and France: Naval Operations from February 1797 to December 1801. 7 Vols. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1935-1938. (no image)
Document Information
Date June 23, 1798
Author Name Captain Thomas Truxtun (primary) Location: Hampton Roads
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Truxtun had purchased a small quantity of slops just before a shipment of them arrived from Philadelphia. The extra have been placed under the care of Mr. Pennock where they can supply other ships. Truxtun has also left extra lanterns with Pennock. The ventilators have not arrived. The ship Constellation has too deep a draught to go into southern ports without removing guns. The ship lost one of its anchors the day before, one which Truxtun apparently found inadequate.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Published in Naval Documents Related to the Quasi-War between the United States and France, vol. 1, p. 132-133.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Captain Thomas Truxtun; Mr. Garretson; Naval Agent at Norfolk; Mr. Pennock; Mr. Christie; L Sterett; J Sterret; ;
Related Places Hampton Roads; Norfolk; Philadelphia; Baltimore; London; ports in the United States; Chesapeake; ;
Keywords ship; Constellation; small quantity of slops; transport from Philadelphia; publick magazine; ready and convenient; ships under equipment; refreshments; 44 horn lanthorns; signal lanthors; poop and top lanthorns; contrary of the directions; very good and cheap; ships at Baltimore; frigate; credit for such articles; ventilators; ship's draught of water; taking out her guns; ring of the small bower anchor; weigh anchor; buoy rope; suitable anchors; heavy vessels; ;
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